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    Me and my boyfriend are going on holiday to Boston where we are picking up a car for 10 days. We want to drive down to Orlando. Is this doable in the time we have and is there a good scenic route we could take. Also we want to be able to enjoy the places we see and not be constantly driving. All suggestions welcome. Thanks.

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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO



    Boston to Orlando can be driven in 2.5 days straight through (driving 10 to 12 hours a day), so 10 days is quite doable. Do you want to go down the coast or do you want to go inland? Do you want to avoid or visit large cities? Is this a one way or a round trip? If it's a round trip, you can do both.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Our plan is to visit New York and Washington. I would like to drive along the coast and maybe visit a national park on the way. I would also like to leave enough time to spend atleast 2 nights in Orlando. Do you have any suggestions of where we could visit on the way down after the big cities?

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Between minimal driving time, two days in Orlando, and a day each in New York and Washington, you've accounted for seven of your ten days. That still leaves plenty of time for a few detours along the coast and stops en route. I'd suggest that you head to Norfolk from Washington, and from there VA-168/NC-168 south to US-158 to Nags Head, NC. This sets you up for a drive down the Outer Banks of North Carolina on NC-12 through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. continue south, taking the short ferry ride (free) from Hatteras to Okracoke Island, and then the longer ($15 or so - reservations recommended) ferry from Okracoke to Cedar Island. From there, US-70/US-17 will take you south through Myrtle Beach to Charleston and back onto I-95. If you find yourself with extra time or want to skip the Outer Banks, then two alternatives would be Savannah and Cumberland Island.


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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    The other option would be to head west from DC on I-66 and go down the I-81/I-40/I-75 or I-81/I-77/I-26 corridor. This would give you mountains instead of seashore. You could drive part of the Skyline Drive and/or Blue Ridge Parkway.

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    That sounds great,Thank You. Not being from the US, are there any area's we should try to avoid (safety wise) if we decide to take the coastal route?

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